Cooper and Kids is my story of motherhood and the juggle between being a mum, a wife and a crazy dog lady. As a qualified dog trainer, I will share my story, knowledge, training tips and advice to help parents better understand the do’s and don’ts of living together with kids and dogs. Mel xox

The time has come to choose our pup from the litter…

The pups are almost 5 weeks old now and Jase and I have just come back from our weekly visit. They have been venturing outdoors now for a week and are eating solid foods. Now that they are exploring the big wide world, their little personalities…

Preparing Your Home and Garden

Puppy proofing your home before your new pup arrives will make those early days, and weeks, a whole lot easier and less stressful for everyone.  Your new pup will be curious about their new environment and will want to explore everywhere.…

What do I need to do before the puppy arrives?

Five weeks tomorrow until our puppy comes home!!!   We are still to choose which one will become our little man but now at 3 weeks of age they are starting to become a whole lot more active. In the next two weeks we will be able to narrow…

How do I choose between a male or female dog?

So you’ve chosen to get a dog, you’ve chosen the breed and the breeder. Now it is time to choose which sex to get… Some people just have a preference. Jase and I have decided to get a male. Jase has always had female dogs and wants…

The first 8 weeks of a pups life

So I haven’t really come back down to earth since last weeks high!! Being there for the birth was just so incredible!! Jase and I now have to wait until the pup is 8 weeks old until we can take him home. The first 8 weeks of a puppy’s life…

The pups have arrived... and I was there for the birth!

Wow what a day!! What a high I was on!! At 8.30am this morning Lara had her 7 healthy pups by cesearean – 4 males and 3 females. I met David and Kerryn (the breeders) at the Monash Uni vet and they let me be apart of the whole thing!! I…